Trekking and Hiking Swat District


Visit Guide to Trekking and Hiking Swat District

Swat is also famous for its majestic mountains located among the foothills of the Hindukush mountain range where you can go hiking, trekking, walking, and even meditating. The elevation of the Swat river valley, at the southern boundaries of the district, is over 600 m and rises rapidly towards the north.

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Getting There

The distance of Swat from Islamabad is 306  km. From Peshawar, you can reach Swat at a distance of 172 kilometers.

By Air: The nearest airport that can be used for air travel Swat is Saidu Sharif Airport

By Train: If you want to go to Swat by train from any part of the country, there is no train available to go to Swat and village. So you can get off at Nowshera Railway station or Peshawar station and go Swat by car, bus, and Jeep

By Road: Through a car, you can reach Swat from Islamabad in Four hours. The distance of Swat from Islamabad is 306 km. From Peshawar, you can reach Swat at a distance of 172 kilometers.

What to Expect

The foothills of the Hindukush Mountains surround the valley of Saidu Sharif, another major attraction for tourists with a taste for adventure. Here there are many hiking and trekking routes to choose from. Additionally, tourists can buy souvenirs from the local bazaars whilst enjoying the delicious traditional dishes of the region.

Tourism in Pakistan had declined in the past two decades but fortunately, things are getting better now. Many foreign travelers have recently visited Pakistan and have captured and portrayed the tranquility and natural beauty of Pakistan.

There are many tracks, both short and long, starting in or around the Kalam Valley. On this track, you will see dense forests and green fields on all sides which attract you Malam Jabba is another exclusive ski resort other than Naltar and Gilgit Baltistan. It is a famous hill and picnic spot of swat valley. The road to Malam Jabba is beautifully constructed, and tourists can easily enjoy it while traveling to Malam Jabba. It is now a place with all sorts of facilities for local and international tourists.

Tourists can enjoy ice-skating rinks, skiing platforms, chair lifts, and snow clearing equipment.

Facilities Available

  • Local guides are available
  • People of Swat are very hospitable
  • PTDC, Serena, and there are Many Hotels available in Swat
  • Swat can be accessible thought local transport and can book a car on rent.
  • Tourism Department helps the Tourist/ Visitors through providing broachers in both Urdu and English languages. The local Police and the local Guides can speak multi languages (i.e local languages, Urdu, English and some of them can speak Chinese also).
  • There is a bus stand in Swat for public transportation.
  • Filling stations are available in Swat which includes Petrol and Diesel.
  • Taxis are available in Swat,on daily rent basis.
  • Shops are available in the main Mingora Bazar Swat